We are privileged to have a really fantastic team of people working with us at Crue Invest – people who make life fun and interesting, and who continually challenge us to provide better, more innovative services to our clients. Our team of financial planners and administration experts are not only highly qualified professionals, they’re also wonderful human beings who make being a part of Crue Invest truly special. Here’s some more information on our incredible crew:
Adv. SUE TORR: MANAGING DIRECTOR (BA, LLB)
Sue Torr, together with her husband Craig, is one of the founding directors of Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd. Sue and Craig have been married for 22 years, and have three sons, Daniel (20), Matthew (18) and Luke (16). Sue read for her BA LLB Degrees at Rhodes University and is an Advocate of High Court. Sue began her career in the financial services industry in 1995, where she was head of fund management for one of South Africa’s largest healthcare administrators, being responsible for legislative and administrative compliance. Sue is a keen runner, amateur photographer and devoted mother. As Christ-followers, Craig and Sue are both passionate about giving back to others and uplifting communities.
CRAIG TORR: DIRECTOR, CFP® (B.Comm)
Craig read for his B.Comm Degree at the University of Port Elizabeth, and is a CFP ® professional. Craig was head of marketing at one of South Africa’s largest financial and healthcare insurers, before setting up Crue Invest with Sue in 2004. He is an avid open-water swimmer and has completed numerous Robben Island crossings. In 2011, Craig embarked on an ambitious marathon to swim the entire length of the Breede River (315 kilometres) a world first accomplishment which he achieved over a period of 21 days. He is passionate about consumer education and uplifting communities.
ERIC JORDAAN: DIRECTOR, CFP® (BA, LLB, LLM, Adv. Graduate Dip. in Financial Planning)
Eric is a Director and shareholder at Crue Invest, and is a CFP® professional. He has extensive knowledge of financial planning law, with over fourteen years financial services industry experience. His passion is getting involved in the estate planning of clients and ensuring the proper use of Trusts and other estate planning tools to achieve the client’s goals. He previously managed the legal team of a large financial services business which was responsible for providing legal advice to financial planning businesses, as well as assisting with product development and corporate legal requirements of the company. During his financial services career, he was also employed as a Senior Legal Advisor at various institutions during which time he spent his time assisting financial advisors and their clients in estate planning and the legal aspects of other financial planning areas. Eric holds a BA LLB, an LLM in Tax and an Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in financial planning. He is a member of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa and is an admitted attorney.
ERIN WHITE: DIRECTOR (Advanced Certificate in Financial Planning)
Erin White has been with Crue Invest for many years and is a highly experienced Senior Financial Para-planner, holding an Advanced Certificate in Financial Planning. Erin plays a pivotal role in the administration and para-planning operations of the business. Erin is currently studying for her Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning. In between studying and working, Erin is also wife to Robert, mother to Faye (6) and Oliver (2).
CINDY GORDON: DIRECTOR
Cindy, one of Crue’s Directors, has been an integral part of the Crue team since 2008. She is a Senior Financial Para-planner in the business, and is instrumental in overseeing the financial planning processes of the business to ensure accuracy and timeous implementation. Cindy is in the process of completing her final year of her B.Comm (financial management) degree. She is married to Nathan, and has two gorgeous children, Zeka and Zakita, who attend school in Pinelands.
DEVON CARD: DIRECTOR (B.Comm)
Devon, a Director at Crue Invest, read for his B.Comm degree from the University of Cape Town and has always had a keen interest in investing and providing financial planning services to individuals. Devon is a member of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa, and is a candidate CPF®. He is also a keen sportsman and currently represents the South African Mens’ Water Polo team.
GARETH COLLIER: DIRECTOR (B.Comm)
Gareth joined Crue Invest in September 2015 as our specialist in group risk and retirement benefits. Gareth holds a B.Comm degree from UNISA. He is married to swimming coach, Cheryl, and is a sports enthusiast.
DOMINIQUE PADUA: FINANCIAL PARA-PLANNER
Dominique is a Financial Para-planner at Crue Invest, and forms part of our highly efficient administration team who are responsible for ensuring the smooth operations and excellent client service record of our business. Dominique’s high attention-to-detail and grueling personal work ethic make her a vital part of the administration team.
SHANA PETERSEN: FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR
Shana is a Financial Administrator for Crue Invest and provides much-needed administrative support to the team of Financial Para-planners.
SHANEEZ BREDEKAMP: OFFICE MANAGER
Shaneez is our Office Manager and ever-welcoming receptionist who is always ready with a warm smile. She is responsible for the smooth running of the offices, boardrooms and kitchen. Shaneez is an indispensable part of the company, ensuring that all aspects of office administration run smoothly and efficiently.
CORLENE BOTHA: HEALTHCARE DIRECTOR (National Certificate in Wealth Management)
Corlene is our super-organised Healthcare Advisor who is an expert on all things medical aid-related. Corlene is passionate about client service and provides clients with thorough advice on the various medical aid and gap cover options available to them. She holds a National Certificate in Wealth Management, specialising in healthcare. Corlene is married to Andre and has two beautiful daughters, Danielle and Celine. Corlene enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her family.
CHANTELLE POTGIETER: HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATOR
Chantelle is our specialist Healthcare Administrator who works closely with Corlene Botha to ensure that the medical aid and gap cover department of Crue Invest runs smoothly.